For the Media: House Party R.S.V.P. B.Y.O.B.

Works by David Hammons (b. 1943), Theaster Gates (b.1973), and Renée Green (b. 1959), are exhibited alongside the work of free Black potter David Jarbour inside MESDA’s Whitehall Plantation Dining room.  (Loans courtesy The Hudgins Family Collection of New York, Theaster Gates, and The Fabric Workshop and Museum)

House Party: R.S.V.P. B.Y.O.B., curated by artist and scholar Michael J. Bramwell, is an exhibition of historical and contemporary artwork by internationally known artists at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts. The exhibition, in the museum’s White Hall Plantation dining room, examines and reframes the material and cultural legacies of enslavement as an act of acknowledgement and commemoration.

For, interviews and other media resources—including publication-quality installation photography and video—please contact chief curator Daniel Ackermann at [email protected].

Press Release (3-18-2022)